On January 22nd 2016, Tiesta Tea gathered together with friends, family, and community members to Spread the Warmth to those in need throughout Chicago. Over 70 volunteers joined together in the Tiesta Tea headquarters and banded together and headed out to the cold streets and social service agencies throughout the city, such as soup kitchens and homeless shelters. There, we passed out over 500 cups of hot tea and 150 Warmth Kits. Each cup of tea was personally brewed by the Tiesta Tea team and each of the 150 Warmth Kits was filled with warm clothing donated by friends and family, sandwiches and water bottles donated by Jewel-Osco, protein bars donated by Raw Revolution, as well as hygiene kits (soap, shampoo, & conditioner) and blankets donated by Westin Hotels. Not only did volunteers share hot tea and warmth with those in soup kitchens and homeless shelters, but most importantly we were able to share countless smiles and conversations.
Check out our video recapping our first annual Spread the Warmth Night right here! Spread the Warmth would not have been possible without our team, our corporate partners, our families, our friends, and our entire Chicago community. THANK YOU to everyone who donated, volunteered, and shared the love with us!
Missed the first one? That’s ok! We’re making this an annual event here in Chicago! Spread the Warmth Night 2017 will be on Friday January 27th at 5pm. Mark your calendars and sign up using this link! We’ll keep you in the loop with any/all Spread the Warmth news and updates.
If you’re not in Chicago and want to Spread the Warmth in your city on January 27th, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cheers to Spreading the Warmth and making a difference!